United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Elsie S. Bellows Fund


The UCP Elsie S. Bellows Fund is a national program operated by UCP that provides funds to individuals with disabilities for assistive technology equipment. UCP affiliates submit an application on behalf of an individual to the UCP national office.


email: bellows@ucp.org
website: ucp.org/affiliatepages/bellows-fund

Financial Criteria

UCP is entrusting the UCP affiliate with certifying that the individual or family is in financial need. UCP believes the affiliate staff is in the best position to judge “financial need.”


Only individuals with any disability who are represented by a UCP affiliate can participate. This is because the “certification” that the individual receiving the grant meets the Bellows Fund Guidelines can be accomplished most efficiently through a direct relationship with a UCP affiliate.

AT Services Provided/Covered

Repairs of Assistive Technology

AT Devices Provided/Covered

Assistive Technology devices

Application Process

Oklahoma's UCP affiliate is:

Ability Connection Oklahoma
10320 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Ste. 204
Oklahoma City, OK 73159
website: www.acok.org

The Bellows Fund application is available to UCP affiliates at any time. UCP affiliates may download an application from the secure affiliate page of the www.ucp.org website or email bellows@ucp.org for more information. There is no deadline to submit an application. However, it would be wise to submit an application by the end of the fiscal year (October 1 – September 30). Any funds unspent at the end of the first fiscal year may be carried over for one additional year only. After that, the remaining allocation funds are forfeited and returned to the general Bellows Fund.

Pieces of the Puzzle

  • Applications are reviewed for funding by the Bellows Committee.
  • The check will be made payable to the affiliate.